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with smarter cuts in other areas of government. >> the fact is this was never the president's idea. this was the result of hostage politics in the republican party. this is what you have. this is the message you have when you get into those hostage polit politics. >> joining me now is marge ri margoryhyle. who is right? >> i don't think anybody is right in this situation. it is partisan politics. both sides signed off on the sequestration. if you put a package out there that is onerous, it would drive the parties to the table. the republicans signed off on it. they voted for it. everybody's fingerprints on this deal. it looks like it is going to happen. although it is not like the debt ceiling where immediately you feel the pain the day after. it takes a while for the pain to be felt. there is about three weeks before the money runs out for the government to function. i think in that period of time, they will come up with some better arrangement than the axe across the cleaver. there will be significant spending reduction. this may be the first time people will feel it. >> emily, y
and the continuing spending resolution, if that's not solved by the end of march could result in a government shutdown. there seems to be posturing for negotiating all at once, some time in march. looks like it's possible we'll go past the sequester. >> didn't the gop agree to the sequester deal? and if the gop wanted to stop it, they could have. how do you assess blaming the president for the sequester? >> i'm not sure that's really working out for them because it's true that both sides agreed to this. and now the president is saying, okay, i agreed to this but let's do something about it. the whole idea of the sequester is it would be such a bad thing that neither party would want to go through with it. we can disagree with the logic of even setting this up. but it is true that if you're the party that's refusing to do the negotiation, i think you're the one that looks bad. the fact that both sides agree to it but now the president is saying, i want to do something and the republicans seem to be digging their heels in, i don't think this helps them with their reputation the congress has. i
funding cuts to the federal government will be triggered march 1st. >> in his state of the union address, these cuts were a really bad idea. what the president failed to mention was that the sequester was his idea proposed by his administration, and the debt limit negotiations in 2011. and now we in the house on behalf of our constituents are calling on the president to join us in replacing the sequester with better, more responsible spending cuts. >> meanwhile, a glimpse of the president's personal side in a rare moment, he discussed his own childhood while talking about family values in his adoptive hometown of chicago. >> we have single moms out here, heroic of what they are doing. we are so proud of them. but at the same time, i wish i had a father who was around and involved. >> joining me now, nbc news correspondent kristen welker, good saturday morning to you, kristen. that was very revealing. does the president see this as a particularly personal cause? i think he does see this as a personal problem this is part of his broader strategy. the president using more emotional appeal a
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